Ginger BakerBorn 19 August 1939. Died 6 October 2019
Ginger Baker Biography (Wikipedia)
Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (19 August 1939 – 6 October 2019) was an English drummer and a co-founder of the rock band Cream. His work in the 1960s and 1970s earned him the reputation of "rock's first superstar drummer," for a style that melded jazz and African rhythms and pioneered both jazz fusion and world music.
Baker began playing drums at age 15, and later took lessons from English jazz drummer Phil Seamen. In the 1960s he joined Blues Incorporated, where he met bassist Jack Bruce. The two clashed often, but would be rhythm section partners again in the Graham Bond Organisation and Cream, the latter of which Baker co-founded with Eric Clapton in 1966. Cream achieved worldwide success but lasted only until 1968, in part due to Baker's and Bruce's volatile relationship. After briefly working with Clapton in Blind Faith and leading Ginger Baker's Air Force, Baker spent several years in the 1970s living and recording in Africa, often with Fela Kuti, in pursuit of his long-time interest in African music. Among Baker's other collaborations are his work with Gary Moore, Masters of Reality, Public Image Ltd, Hawkwind, Atomic Rooster, Bill Laswell, jazz bassist Charlie Haden, jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and Ginger Baker's Energy.
- Ginger Baker on working with his friendshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0183yqq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0183yqq.jpg2013-04-24T09:27:00.000ZGinger Baker recalls working with Cream as well as many top Jazz musicians.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0183yr3
Ginger Baker on working with his friends
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